JFK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Hernandez 5 knows what equipment they will be using it

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JFK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Hernandez 5 knows what equipment they will be using it allows for a faster and prepared completion of their procedures. Charge nurses meet twice a day in a “bed board meeting” which allows them to interact with each other which again helps build a relationship which in return helps with the admitting process and patient throughput. One major weakness of the hospital is the size of its emergency department. It is a twelve-bed unit that attends more than 40,000 per year. The bed limitations lead to higher weight times and leads to an increased amount of patient elopements or people signing out against medical advice (AMA). For the staff, there are higher levels of stress due to the need to supply the highest level of care possible and either admit or discharge their patients quickly to attend the next patient that is waiting in the lobby for that vacant bed. This are tough conditions for staff members and long waits and the crowded waiting room leads to poor patient satisfaction rating. In a functional structure one of the many weaknesses is that “general management training is limited because most employees move up the organization within functional department” (Sullivan, 2012, pg. 16), which leads to many new directors which can lead many staff members to view the hospital as a “stepping stone” for many of these directors who are hired, stay approximately a couple years then leave to another larger facility. The short turnover of these directors is not good for any department and can be confusing for the staff since every director has their own method of how the department should be run. Care Delivery System JFK memorial hospital follows a Patient-centered care model. In this model “all patient care services are unit-based, including admissions and discharge, diagnostic and treatment services, and support services, such as environmental and nutrition services and medical records” (Sullivan, 2012, pg. 36). In this model of care, the number of caregivers at the bedside is
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JFK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Hernandez 6 reduced, but their responsibilities are increased so that service time and waiting time are decreased. The Registered Nurse is ultimately responsible to provide continuous, consistent and accountable care. It is this accountability for patient care that encourages nurse autonomy and collaborative decision making with the patient, family and interdisciplinary team to create positive patient outcomes since the patient and family at the center of the care provided. Delegation within the department is done by the assigned charge nurse, who would then report to their directors. Most departments have a certified nurse assistant (CNA) who reports to the registered nurse caring for their patients, that floor nurse reports to their charge nurse, the charge
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  • Spring '16
  • Nursing, Healthcare occupations, JFK Memorial Hospital

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